its a story line. She was being a bit “sensational” when she drew this decades ago. LOL And yes, she has drawn John as a sort of insensitive man at times, they can be. So can WE. I just enjoy the time line’s and reliving stories I missed when I wasn’t getting the paper when it was running current to her drawing it. I cried when she ended the strip. It has amazing stories and broke quite a few walls and ceilings in it’s creation. I wish she’d return.